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HOW TO TARP A FLATBED LOAD

Posted by Ken Webb on

HOW TO TARP A FLATBED LOAD

Tarps can be heavy and awkward; choose the right tarp for the job to control the size, weight, and strength needed to handle it. Use mechanical aids to apply and remove tarps. When moving the tarp by hand, use good body mechanics. Face the tarp, keep your back straight and pull the tarp out with your hands at about waist height. Avoid twisting or pulling down with your arms overhead.  Keep a firm grip on the tarp to prevent slipping. Spread your feet, shoulder-width apart and stagger them slightly for the most power and stability. Watch for surface winds or...

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Flatbed Haulers and Winter Weather

Posted by Ken Webb on

Flatbed Haulers and Winter Weather

Now that winter weather has arrived, many flatbed loads require tarps for protection from the elements and road grime.   Tarps can be heavy and awkward; choose the right tarp for the job to control the size, weight, and strength needed to handle it. Use mechanical aids to apply and remove tarps. When moving the tarp by hand, use good body mechanics. Face the tarp, keep your back straight and pull the tarp out with your hands at about waist height. Avoid twisting or pulling down with your arms overhead.  Keep a firm grip on the tarp to prevent slipping....

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